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Canon 2540A002 MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens
     

    Canon 2540A002 MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens

    Manufacturer: Canon U.S.A., Inc.

    Item #: CAN-MPE65MP   •   MFG #: 2540A002

     

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    A unique manual-focus lens designed exclusively for macro shooting, between life-size (1x) and 5x life-size – at its maximum magnification, you can fill a 35mm frame with a grain of rice. Compatible with the Macro Ring Lites and new Macro Twin Lite, it eliminates the need for awkward bellows accessories for many macro shooters. A floating system preserves optical quality at different focusing distances, and features a UD-glass element.

     
    • Features

      • Unique high-quality manual focus lens exclusively for macro photography from 1~5x life-size
      • Supports AE metering with EOS cameras
      • Compatible with Macro Ring Lite and Macro Twin Lite
      • Removable tripod collar revolves smoothly and locks securely
       
    • Specifications

      • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 65mm 1:2.8
      • Lens Construction 10 elements in 8 groups
      • Diagonal Angle of View 18 Degrees 40'
      • Focus Adjustment Manual
      • Closest Focusing Distance 0.24m / 0.8 ft. (from film plane to subject)
      • Filter Size 58mm
       
     

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    CANON U.S.A., INC.Canon 2540A002 MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens
     
    4.7

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Superior build quality (8)
    • Super-sharp images (8)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Simply amazing for macro photography

    By ArtofJCW

    from Santa Clarita, CA, United States

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2540A002 MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens:

    This is my go to lens for macros !! Look up ArtofJCW and you will see a lot of vibrant and sharp images captured with this lens !

     
    5.0

    Best Macro Made

    By Zimbobway

    from Mobile, Al

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2540A002 MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens:

    I have used my MP-E 65mm nearly every day, for the past 3.5 years. While I have shot up to 3.5 X power, even a 1X power, it's better than any other macro made. The glass is "L' quality.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Really fun!

    By Sogaheal

    from Mexico City

    Pros

    • Superior build quality
    • Super-sharp images

    Cons

    • no focus at all

    Best Uses

      Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2540A002 MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens:

      This is a superb lens if you are a macro/micro photography enthusiast. It is kind of tricky to focus since, well, you can not focus with the lens. You need to move the camera in order to get the right picture. It is definitively not for everybody, this is only if you like this type of abstract photography and, since it is not cheap, you may want to rent it first. In my case, I can not be happier it is really fun to use and so far no need of a tripod to take awesome pics. I paired with the macro ring lite and I can't drop it!

       
      5.0

      Amazing lens

      By 7D

      from PA

      Pros

      • Superior build quality
      • Super-sharp images

      Cons

      • Pricey

      Best Uses

        Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2540A002 MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens:

        If you love macro photography, this lens takes it to another level. There is an initial learning curve with it, but once mastered it truely opens the door to insane macro ability. Lighting has been an issue, at the 5x magnification, due to the shallow distance from the object. I have been experimenting with light painting as a means of highlighting areas with good results. Live view, tripod, shutter release are highly recommened. A great lens to own.

        (10 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        totally brilliant! !!

        By biglenses

        from uk

        Pros

        • + 1.4 extender

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2540A002 MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens:

            well,read about the lens and thought thats the one to get, loving macro, its a wowwy! !! i use tripods usually and remote too brilliant !! also recently i tried the 1.4 extender on it. now it stays on the lens, even better superb, inside flowers once setup is brilliant its just like havin a microscope on the end of your camera !!!!!! ill give live view a try too: shud be even better : 5 times +the extender give it a try you wont be dissapointed ?? love it to death : A.L

            (42 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great niche lens

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2540A002 MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens:

            This lens requires some skill, but it can get results that no other DSLR lens can. I have both this and the 100mm f2.8L macro. The 100mm is arguably a better lens for 'regular' macro, but this one can get incredible magnification. It opens up a whole new world. . Here's an idea of scale: I shot the side of a blade of grass at a 45 degree angle (5x, tripod, sunlight, no flash). It more than filled the frame. Only a small ribbon is in focus, and there's a really nice blur in the background and foreground. . If you love macro and you're willing to put in the work, get this lens. If you want an easy lens to walk around with, get the 100mm f2.8L.

            (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Excellent Lens - But definitely not for greenhorn

            By RHadi

            from Santa Monica

            Pros

            • very high magnification

            Cons

            • extremely sensitive to slight vibrations

            Best Uses

              Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2540A002 MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens:

              By far the most difficult lens I've ever used. It does what it is supposed to do better than any other lens, but handling the lens is a real challenge. At this magnification level, 5x, even the slight breeze throws the object out of focus. Not only a very sturdy tripod is a must, but in my opinion, a remote trigger is same as much necessary since merely touching a camera to click results in vibration and out of focus picture. I have lens ring mounted flash, not the ring light but the one with 2 adjustable flash strobes. It is difficult to work with those as well since often time, using this particular lens, one will find himself barely couple of inches away from the object. I am still trying to learn to use this lens.

              (13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Not for the occassional experiment

              By Mackaboogie

              from Evergreen, CO

              Pros

              • Superior build quality
              • Super-sharp images

              Cons

              • must have remote
              • must have ring flash
              • must have tripod

              Best Uses

                Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2540A002 MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens:

                I have this lens along with the ring flash and thought it would be great fun when I first purchased it. It is very difficult to operate because the depth of field is about 1mm when at 5x. You definitely need a tripod, flash and ideally a remote trigger to get clean shots. At 5x a photo of a house fly's eye will fill about half of the image and will only have about half of it in focus because if you focus on the front of the eye the back half will be a blur. This is obviously the nature of the lens but if you need to shoot at 5x often I would suggest a microscope instead.

                (25 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A must have lens

                By Mark

                from Franklin Tn

                Pros

                • best using live view

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2540A002 MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens:

                    This is the ultimate macro lens when used correctly. The more you work with it the better it gets. Best when you used with strobes. This lens is a lot easier to use if you go to live view. This allows you to use the rear screen to focus in normal light even at the x5 scale. Yes it can be hard to hold and get sharp images but it can be done. I can't say enough good things about this lens since I found using live view is the key to hand holding this lens.

                    (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Interesting piece of equipment

                    By HPL

                    from South Texas

                    Pros

                    • only lens that does what it does
                    • Superior build quality
                    • Super-sharp images

                    Cons

                    • difficult to find subject in viewfinder

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 2540A002 MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens:

                      I have used this lens several times through CPS loans and it is the only lens that I have found that does what it does, but boy is it a challenge. field of view and depth of field are so narrow that I have no idea how one would get a photo of anything that was moving. In my opinion absolutely requires tripod and focusing rail. Results much better when using ringlight (still a real challenge), but great fun!

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